Le lieu de la présence, 2005
Frosted glass, LED light bulbs, aluminum, mirror, photographs, tables.
Integration project of art and architecture on the side of the street Savoie for the Grande Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec in Montreal.
Patterns of characters walking are engraved in three segments of the windows of the building. The sentence “Vous êtes ici (You are here)” is engraved in the center segment and lights up at dusk with a system of LED lights. This sentence, read from the outside, can also be read from the inside with a mirror placed on the adjacent wall. Archival maps of the neighbourhood are reproduced on table tops and tell us our position at different period of time.